Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Manual Testing
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 35 -
Rank change year-on-year -6 - +52
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 0.30% 0.35% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Luton median daily rate £325 £263 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.81% - -
Bedfordshire median daily rate £325 £263 -
% change year-on-year +23.81% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Luton median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Luton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Luton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 298 247 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 90.85% 85.47% 85.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 157 178
Luton median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £325 £306 £275
90th Percentile £625 £600 £606
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 21
Luton median hourly rate £50.22 £14.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +258.68% -53.33% -
10th Percentile £49.02 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.75 £45.67 £50.68
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +60.71% -62.67% +120.59%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Luton.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Luton

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Manual Testing in Luton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Luton

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Luton region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Web Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) Case Management

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Digital Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Web Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Web Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Case Management
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) Web Testing
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft